Summer 2021 One-to-One Tutoring

Student writing on board.

Registration for our One-to-One program is now closed.

CLaRI’s summer program “One-to-one Reading and Writing Sessions” offers individualized, in-person and virtual tutoring to children entering Kindergarten through grade 12. Certified literacy specialists, as well as UB literacy specialist graduate students, provide individualized, literacy instruction using research-based practices to tailor instruction to meet each child’s unique literacy and learning needs. We believe that all children can learn to read.

About the Program

Children in regular education and special education classes working below grade level, on grade level or above grade level are welcome to attend summer tutoring.

Based on parent and teacher information, CLaRI provides instruction in one or all of the following areas: comprehension, vocabulary development, fluency, spelling (phonological awareness, phonics, & conventional spelling) and writing.

Sessions are 55 minutes in length, with 5 minutes of parent debriefing at the end of each session for a total of 60 minutes. We offer morning, afternoon, evening, and Saturday morning sessions at various times during the week. The program runs for five weeks, from Monday, July 12 to Saturday, August 14, 2021.

Sessions will be offered in-person and virtually (via the web-based platform: Zoom). Families will choose either in-person instruction for all 5 weeks of the program or virtual instruction for all 5 weeks of the program.

While CLaRI does not provide assistance with homework given by the child's school, we do offer CLaRI 'homework' as way to practice the activities learned at CLaRI at home. We work to develop children's overall literacy abilities with individualized literacy instruciton.  

Parent Debriefing

The last five minutes of every tutoring session are reserved for teachers to speak to parents about the instruction provided during that lesson, homework (if desired), and their child’s literacy progress. At the end of tutoring, parents will receive a brief summary sheet that states what instruction occured during the session and explains homework (if desired).  


If you will be on vacation during one of the five weeks of our summer program, CLaRI will be happy to accommodate this and schedule one make-up session. We cannot accommodate more than one week’s absence.

COVID-19 In-person Tutoring Guidelines


Please contact CLaRI staff with any questions about our summer program

Please review the in-person regulations prior to signing up for and attending in-person literacy tutoring. These procedues were created to follow all CDC, New York State, and University at Buffalo policies. Please contact the Associate Director, Ashlee Campbell, to recieve a copy of these guidelines and with any questions.